When a team gets a hold of a player as good as DeMarcus Cousins, usually they try to keep him. They build around him for the future, and try to put him in the best situation possible. Unfortunately, nothing is that simple with the Sacramento Kings.
Instead of putting Cousins in a position to succeed, they have instead fired his favorite coaches, subjected him to a rotating cast of mediocre point guards, and consistently used their lottery picks on players that play the same position as him.
This consistent organizational failure, as well as Cousins’ prickly demeanor, has led to the big man’s perpetual inclusion in trade rumors.
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Lately, the rumor mill has been swirling with the idea of Cousins joining former teammate and best friend Rondo, on the Bulls.
“Is it a stretch? Probably. But it is not impossible.
“Plus, it has already been proven that he works well alongside Rondo. And currently, the big man is a part of Team USA with Butler. Additionally, there should be no reason why he and Wade would not be a good fit either.
“So how could the Bulls make this dream a reality?
“Well, the Kings are constantly looking for young talent to develop. And between guys like Bobby Portis, Doug McDermott, Nikola Mirotic and even rookie Denzel Valentine… the front office should have more than enough options to entice Sacramento with.“
This would be quite the splash for Chicago after an already splashy offseason. The additions of Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo are exciting, but bringing Cousins into the picture would be a real step towards building a championship contender.
A move to the Eastern Conference would definitely be beneficial for Cousins, who has never tasted the playoffs out west. Wade and Jimmy Butler would also be the best teammates Cousins has ever had by quite a wide margin.